Which Issue Is Essential?

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., has been a reasonable voice on Iraq and Afghanistan. This morning on CNN he suggested we put aside the debate on health care reform so Congress can focus on the “essentials,” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Just the US has lost 928 people in Afghanistan and 4,367 in Iraq since these wars started.

Yet, we see 45,000 Americans a year die due from indifference to health care reform.

Which issue is more essential?

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